Which of the following tasks can be delegated to a nursing assistant?

Ambulating a stable patient
Emptying and measuring a Foley catheter reservoir
Intake and output  documentation

Explanation

•The RN can safely delegate the ambulation of a stable patient, I&O documentation, and emptying and measuring urine from a Foley to the nursing assistant.

•Irrigating a nasogastric tube, nasotracheal suctioning, and patient-controlled analgesia cannot be safely delegated to a nursing assistant.

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